Man in vehicle died of gunshot wound: police

Late-night homicide victim found after reports of gunfire in Lawrence Manor area

A man, 33, died of a gunshot wound in the Lawrence Manor area around midnight last night.

Police said they responded to a call for the sound of gunfire near Bathurst Street and Ranee Avenue at 11:38 p.m.

They found a man inside a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said in a news release today.

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Last night police said via Twitter that they received reports of vehicles speeding away from the scene.

Media have broadcast video showing a car sitting on a home’s lawn on Regina Avenue at Khedive Avenue.

The deceased has been identified as Shane Shannon Stanford of Toronto.

His photo has been released by police later in the day.

Officers are investigating the death as Toronto’s 38th homicide of the year.

They are canvassing the neighbourhood and asking to speak to anyone with information that could help in the investigation.

So far they have not released any information on how the shooting took place or on any suspects.


This story has been updated from the original publication to include the released image.

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Posted: Oct 8 2020 2:40 pm
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